Parliamentary Briefing - DIY Abortions and Complications: The Evidence

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Join us on Zoom for this briefing showcasing new evidence that DIY at-home abortions are dangerously harming our women in this country.

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It's been nearly a year since DIY at-home abortion was introduced. The government is consulting on making this policy permanent. But the evidence coming out suggests that this policy is dangerous and damaging to women.

DIY abortion is not 'women's healthcare' but the truth is that the practice has been proven to put women's health at risk, ignoring safety measures and key safeguards meant to protect all women, especially vulnerable women.

Recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) data has revealed serious incidents stemming from DIY abortions, including four women being allowed by providers to have traumatic abortions past 24 weeks into their pregnancy.

We are hearing stories of women coerced into taking the pills, leaving them with no support from abortion providers, and at home alone to suffer the consequences of taking the pills.

We are also hearing that there has been an increase in requests for the abortion pill reversal during lockdown, suggesting that the pills-by-post policy has put extra pressure on women to abort at home.

Now, several campaign groups have come together to back this briefing, hosted by Lord Mackay of Clashfern to update parliamentarians on new research showing that DIY abortion continues to be a danger for women. Join us on Thursday 4 March at 5.30pm for the full briefing.

We will be covering:

  • Medical risks of pills-by-post and demands for the Abortion Pill Reversal (Dermot Kearney, Catholic Medical Association)
  • New findings from gathered freedom of information requests (Kevin Duffy, Independent Health Consultant)
  • Stories of women who have taken these pills during the lockdown (Kirsty and Rachel Mackenzie, Rachel's Vineyard)

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